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June 30, 2016   ·   0 Comments

By Rose Dotten


Children and Teen Program calendars for the summer are now available in the library and on our website and Facebook pages.

Check out all the fun activities we have lined up at your library!

Our book sale at the Shelburne Street Festival was a great success. Thank you to everyone for your support. Those who donated books, and those who purchased books, added more money for new books.

Rhubarb Leaves

Okay, you’re going to ask: what do rhubarb leaves have to do with libraries? Let’s just call it an extension of garden art found in our gardening books. This past Saturday, about 10 of us gathered at the home of Kerstin Stinson to make awesome rhubarb leaf garden decorations and stepping stones.

This was a fundraiser in partnership with the Rotary Club as Kerstin donated her time and every participant received raffle tickets to the Rotary Club raffle and two concrete garden decorations to take home. We have started a wait list for another workshop. Come and see a sample and see all the activities and events YOUR library is offering.


Children’s Programs

The TD Summer Reading Club is starting on Saturday, July 9 at 10.30 a.m. Be sure to call us or drop in to register. The theme this summer is “WILD” and we will be having a really WILD time. This program is for three-year-olds up to 12 years. Keep watching for it as we have many special events booked as well as the events which are happening every day after the July 9 kick-off event.

Story Time continues throughout the summer on Fridays at 10.30 a.m. Paws to Read will be back the beginning of August, so watch for the signup sheets the end of July.


Teen Scene:

After just one week of voting, we have crowned the winner of our Carefree Creation Competition, and Megan was the winner! You’ve seen her before as she is a very active Teen member at the library. Congratulations, Megan! Wear your crown proudly.

Lastly, book club will meet at 6 p.m., Thursday, June 30, where we will discuss our Best of 2016 selections, eat some pizza, and look at all the exciting events on our Summer Teen activity calendar.



I am repeating the Inter-library loan information because it was very well received. About 10 of our patrons signed up. It is so easy! Did you know that we are able to request books we don’t own from other libraries? Did you also know that you can manage your own requests from other libraries? All you need to do is email with your name, library card number, and telephone number, or come into the library and we will get your DIY ILLO account set up. We’ll even give you a tutorial on how to use it! Imagine being able to order books in your PJs!  Any time, 24/7! These service are all provided at no charge to our patrons.


Thursday Market Time

We are having a great time at the market talking to patrons, former ones and new ones who are learning about our library and all its rich resources. As well, we are enjoying all the vendors and their terrific wares. From food, to wine, to crafts and more. We also have some great books which we bring to the market and that is fun for everyone as well. Take a book and make a donation! It is as simple as that.


New Books

I just finished reading a lovely summer romance. With evocative language, realistic and poignant characters and a grammar lesson in every chapter, look for The Rules of Love and Grammar by Mary Simses and settle down for a good read.


The Tomorrow Heist by Jack Soren

Death Valley by Susan Perly

The Show by Tilly Bagshawe

A Son’s Vow by Shelley Shepard Gray

The Doll-Master by Joyce Carol Oates

15th Affair by James Patterson

The Illegal by Lawrence Hill

Shadow War by Sean McFate

Death at Breakfast by Beth Gutcheon

House of Dreams by Kate Lord Brown


Non fiction:

Fifty Places to Camp Before You Die by Chris Santella

My Secret Mother by Phyllis Whitsell

Defeating Isis by Malcolm Nance

The Shark and the Albatross by John Aitchison

Gluten Exposed by Peter H.R. Green

Shark Assault by Peter Jennings and Nicole Moore

The Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger

The Golden Rules: 10 Steps to World-Class Excellence in Your Life and Work by Bob Bowman




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